The outcome of a very close election for Gardiner town supervisor was confirmed last Friday, when the Ulster County Board of Elections tallied absentee ballots.
The shoreline at Bristol Beach isn’t very beachy, but that could change with half a million dollars. At a recent meeting, Saugerties officials heard concerns about nesting eagles and potential littering that could result from developing the area.
An era passed with the death of former assemblyman and Congressman Maurice Hinchey, 79, on Wednesday. Hinchey, who served for 38 years in elected office, was diagnosed with a terminal neurological disease last spring. He underwent colon cancer surgery in 2011.
The changes come as the city is weighing at least three excessive force complaints.
John Perry, his town’s former assessor and a longtime fixture for his coaching of local kids’ sports teams, will be the new town supervisor in Hurley after the counting of absentee ballots on Monday, November 20 gave him 13 more votes than former Woodstock supervisor and now West Hurley resident Tracy Kellogg, who was making her third run for the position on Democratic, Green and Working Family party lines.
Last month, Pete Lopez left office to become the EPA’s District 2 administrator. While the Schoharie County Republican’s domain now spans from the Adirondacks to the Virgin Islands, the estimated 130,000 residents in Lopez’s district, including Saugertiesians, may go unrepresented in the State Assembly until January of 2019.
New Paltz Village planning Board members appeared again poised to approve the Denizen black-box theater plan at their November 9 meeting, but made so many changes to the resolution at the table that it was decided to hold off voting until members could review a cleaned-up copy.
The Shandaken town board voted on November 8 to accept a town budget with the tax increase reduced from the preliminary figure of 7.4 percent to a final hike of 5.45 percent, still higher than the state’s two percent tax cap.
The party faithful say last week’s election drubbing had nothing to do with it.
When the final absentee ballots were opened eight days after the election, the veteran Republican had defeated opponent Michael MacIsaac by just six votes. In another Saugerties legislative district, Joe Maloney widened his victory over incumbent Chris Allen.